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CB wiring help.

Where does the red and black wires go exactly? I read the instructions and it says the red goes to accessory contact in the fuse box and the black go to the negative side of the automobile, where theres good electrical contact. Is there a particular fuse I need to place the wire in, and where is there a good electrical contact for the black wire?

The CB I have is the Cobra 19 DX 2

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Anybody? I really could use some help on this.
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Really? LOL. if you want the CB to come on whenever the truck is on hook the red wire up to a key on wire and the black wire to metal (a bolt you used to mount the CB is probably easiest). If you just want to be able to turn it on and off whenever you want hook the red to the battery (dont forget to add a fuse if you go this route). Pretty simple.
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Sorry I'm not the best at wiring, So I just hook the red up to the negative battery terminal, and just stick a fuse in the fuse box in the engine bay? I should have known about the black, it just confused me on how they said it in the instructions. Thanks!
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i got the same CB and i put the red to the radio Fuse in the cab fuse panel and there is a ground there already to i used.. so when the key is on ACC or IGN it'll work but not when there is no key turned on
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Thanks Chris! So you just stick the wires in the fuse slot and and put the fuse back in over it? Sorry this is probably a dumb question.
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loop it around a prong on the fuse then push it in.. but make sure for safety u do the ground first lol
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I went to radioshack and got a fuse tap and wired it in the fuse box with that. http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/526...fusetap9qq.jpg
Then I grounded it to the metal under the cup holders here http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...821081416a.jpg

Hope this helps a little
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loop it around a prong on the fuse then push it in.. but make sure for safety u do the ground first lol
Where is the ground you used?
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I went to radioshack and got a fuse tap and wired it in the fuse box with that. http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/526...fusetap9qq.jpg
Then I grounded it to the metal under the cup holders here http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...821081416a.jpg

Hope this helps a little
Thanks for the tip, I'm going to just wrap it around the fuse for now but I want to use one of the fuse taps, I like that idea.
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its near the bottom right corner of the fuse block. Might need to take that panel off to see it but its not hard
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Alright, I got it all wired up, but it does work without they key in the ignition somehow which I'm not complaining. Thanks guys!
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